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  1. Probability and Certainty in Seventeenth Century England

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I read this book a few years ago and thus far, I can say with certainty that this is the best work on modern Iran that I've read. Prof. Abrahamian gives a detailed account of Iran from the Constitutional Revolution of 1906 to the fall of the Shah in Feb. 1979. Based on what I can remember, he devoted much time to the rule of the last Shah, with chapters devoted to the rise and fall of Mossadegh, the radical opposition to the Shah after the 1953 coup d'etat, to the Tudeh Party and to the country's development until the Islamic Revolution of 1979. After reading this book, I came away with a very good understanding of pre-revolutionary Iran and with detailed information about 20th century Iran, especially in the Pahlavi era.

Prof. Abrahamian puts forth the argument that the Shah's downfall was due to Iran's uneven development during the nearly 26 years of Mohammad Reza Shah's absolute rule. That period was characterized by rapid industrialization and the creation of a large... Read more
I was recommended this book by an Iranian friend of mine, as I love Iran and its culture. This book helped me understand the social forces that helped shape Iranian society in 20th century. In addition to deep knowledge, the author puts compassion in his detailed analysis and the book seems like a theatrical drama reaching a peak at the end.
Highly recommended!
Abrahamian's Iran Between Two Revolution is an extraordinary study, based on nearly 18 years of research and thinking about Iranian social groups and their political organizations. It is indeed a must read for any social scientist focusing on Iranian history.
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